Saturday, June 09, 2007

For the last twenty years those most committed to discipleship overwhelmingly moved toward intense “one on one” relationships. This was a response to the lack of transformation taking place in the local church. While this has been a great help to many people it has never effectively captured the most significant ingredient to comprehensive personal and systemic change–the power of ethos....

Ethos is more powerful than rules, methods, strategies, or even laws.

Discipleship that brings life change begins here. Mosaic disciples in community. We are convinced that people get better when they are in a culture that emanates health.

Erwin Raphael McManus. BROKEN PIECES.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

In one sense, the last thing the church needs is "more vision." When Christians sing "Be Thou My Vision" we are testifying to the fact that we have all the vision we need in Jesus. Where we need help is in developing a musical ear: ears to recognize the vision that is already at work in our world, ears to hear the false notes, and ears to tune ourselves to God's Perfect Pitch, Jesus the Christ....

...What matters most is not the clarity of your eyes, but the charity of your heart and the clearness of your ears.

Leonard Sweet. SUMMONED TO LEAD.